From Kingdoms Come (a duet with Antony @ Perso~in~Poesia)

Antony Duet

Deep within my soul
A yearning scream unfolds
It cries out aloud
But no one ever hears

The silence of my tears
My aching limbs shake
Cotton mouth baked
Slurs of words escape

Clock ticking, I am facing
Storm clouds gathering
Black as a cauldron pit
Sweet childlike zephyr
Is swallowed by my fear
Turns into howling gales
Drowning my anguished wails
Sparking the fury of warrior waves

Earth lines a shore
That hugs up the ocean floor
Fathoms deep where blindness lives
Natural light is never seen
It begins when tremors bleed
Earth now shakes from centres core
Gases, bubbles in rise
Orcas and wolves cry cry cry

Sirens scatter with stony glares
Treacherous songs and golden hair
While, bathed in moonlight
A chariot and a knight
Poseidon in all his might
presides over, as is his rite
The lost ruins of Atlantis
Emerging from their ancient chrysalis

With ebb and flow, from below, the sea swells
A force that rolls, creating a wave
The further it goes, the higher it gets
It reaches for the heavens with a whitecap
Curling towards the rim, where water meets land
His mighty triton, points the way
For a tidalwave to invade
From kingdoms come, to conquer the world

The sea dwarfs, engulfs the shore
Its dominion ensured once more
Alas, what a kingdom it is to be
Corpses as far as the eye can see
Wretched souls lost in a senseless war
Cruel games with no gain but graves and skulls
In this new world, the only sound from far below
The whales’ sorrowful song, from the heavens borrowed

Written by Nathalie and Antony – March 2016

Just a few days ago, I told you all that I don’t “do” collaborations and yet, here we are again. Well, after I worked with Matt, the lovely Antony expressed his wish for us to do something together, and I took the plunge. There was definitely a connection there, but I was worried our writing styles might clash somewhat since he’s an elegant lyrical writer…and I’m not. Anyway, I let him lead (which gave me the opportunity to close the poem = Happy Nat) and we managed to make it work – all credit due to Antony who was very patient, even when I went off in a different direction than the one he had planned.
Thank you so much Antony, for giving me the nudge to do this – 
I’m going to directly quote you here: “Fucking Finally”…I’m sorry I waited so long to make this happen 😉 – and being a fantastic writing partner, as well as a beautiful soul ❤

If you haven’t heard of Antony, please go and visit him @ Perso~in~Poesia  – I promise you won’t regret it – his words have blown my mind SO many times!

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15 thoughts on “From Kingdoms Come (a duet with Antony @ Perso~in~Poesia)

  1. Nathalie! You sweet lady. We all know of your talents and those that come with a touch of drink or two. I’m humbled to have been able to partner up with you. Thank you for your kindness and support since pretty much the beginning of my blog at least. It only took a year to catch you haha but I did.
    Any time you wish to sing again, my voice is yours. Preferably with drinks 😜
    merci merci merci 🙏❤️
    Antony ➰

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  2. Congratulations! to the both of you on your duet. 🙂

    Both of you are dynamic and your styles are so incredible and magnificently well written poem.

    I love it.

    And love these lines:

    Sirens scatter with stony glares
    Treacherous songs and golden hair
    While, bathed in moonlight
    A chariot and a knight
    Poseidon in all his might
    presides over, as is his rite

    It is wise and earth healing.

    Say, imagine you and I we’re to ever collaborate? I wonder how you would feel about that.

    Like

  3. Wow… this duet is so well blended… Did you guys write one stanza at a time?…
    Whichever method you have chosen, It is a great poem… Very mythological, so to speak…
    I truly liked the 4th stanza… very metaphorical and symbolic…
    Love and best wishes. Aquileana 🌸

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    1. Thank you, I’m so glad you liked it! 😀
      Yes, we wrote one stanza at a time, Antony started and I ended up closing the poem – I’m pleased you enjoyed my symbolism on the 4th stanza, I *knew* that would be your favourite part 😉

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